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TRINITY COUNTY >> Traditional influenza (flu) season is upon us. Trinity County Health and Human Services – Public Health urges everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccination.

Flu usually begins with an abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat and cough that often make people sick enough to keep them in bed for several days or weeks. Infants, seniors and individuals with chronic heart, lung or endocrine diseases are more likely than others to become seriously ill if infected by the influenza virus and require hospitalization.

Trinity County Public Health held a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on October 14th in Weaverville. The Drive-Thru was a success, with 321 total flu vaccinations given, a 31% increase from last year. In addition, flu clinics were held in Trinity Center, Lewiston, Hayfork, Hyampom, Burnt Ranch, Junction City and Weaverville, where 268 additional flu vaccinations were given.

Flu shots are still available. Walk-in Flu Clinics will be held at Trinity County Health and Human Services at 51 Industrial Park Way in Weaverville on November 13th and November 20th from 8 a.m. to noon. Flu shots will also be available by appointment on November 4th and November 18th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Call Trinity County Public Health at 530-623-8209, or visit the Trinity County website at http://www.trinitycounty.org for more information.

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